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Kamehameha I statue

Statue of Kamehameha I, Kapaau, North Kohala, Hawaii

The Order of Kamehameha I was established on April 11, 1865 by his Majesty King Kamehameha V (Lot Kapuaiwa) to honor the legacy of his grandfather, the unifier of these islands, Kamehameha the Great.

The Order was reorganized by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole in 1902.

Moku O Kona, Chapter 7 was officially formed in 1994.

The purpose of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I as it is known today is to:

  • unite in fraternal and benevolent work, men of Hawaiian descent, of good moral character, of sound bodily health;
  • cultivate the cardinal principles of friendship, charity and benevolence;
  • aid widows and orphans;
  • improve the social and moral conditions of its members; to provide scholarship assistance;
  • preserve and perpetuate the ancient culture, customs, and traditions of Hawaii, uplift the Hawaiian people;
  • infuse the spirit of patriotism, loyalty, helpfulness and kindness among its members;
  • advance the interest of its members in every rightful cause,
  • encourage and develop leadership.

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